Thursday, 17 March 2011

Burial / Four-Tet / Thom Yorke Collab - Limited Split

3 relatively mysterious figures in the music community - Burial, Four Tet and Thom Yorke - who, if you havn't noticed, is the front-man of Radiohead - have banded together to make a record. To quote FACTmag on the actual details:
No details are given except for the fact it’s black label, housed in a plain black bag, and is being released by Four Tet’s Text label. The A-side is by Burial, and called ‘Ego’, the B-side is a Four Tet and Thom Yorke collaboration titled ‘Mirror’.
Nice. No details. They've limited the print to an extent where they sold out in a matter of minutes from almost all online retail stores including Phonica, Rough Trade, and the rest. Personally, I feel it's a bit of a - well, the thesaurus doesn't have an entry for 'dick move' - so I'll just go with that - to limit what's bound to be such a popular record, but whatever keeps your beard growing.

Here's some audio:


  1. Really not feeling it at all. Maybe it will grow.

    You can't just mix 3 really good things and expect it to be even better.

    Can't really have sex while eating brownies while playing CoD and expect to really enjoy any aspect of any of them. No?

  2. Does sound soooort of enjoyable to be quite honest.

  3. Ah! Didn't know there was audio out already... nice!

    Nothing super exciting, that first tune sounds like Burial spent three minutes on a 2 measure beat and looped it for six minutes and Thom sings over it, but it works, somehow. Maybe a little dragged out.

    Burial shines through in these, but not really his best work, in my opinion...

  4. I like it, like the way the bass kicks in ego. Granted they are nothing incredible but, they are good tunes. you know these tunes are going to get rinsed

  5. all over these - completely slipped by me this one though - hope we get a repress

  6. Gutted I missed out on the first batch!

  7. Bagged it, isn't your description wrong though, Mirror is the Burial track?


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